All Assam Students Union

All Assam Students Union

All Assam Students Union

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All Assam Students Union (AASU) is a five-tier students' union in Assam, India.

All Assam Students Union or AASU is a students' organization in Assam, India. It is best known for leading the six-year Assam Movement against alleged illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The leadership, after the historic Assam Accord of 1985 , formed a political party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which formed government in Assam twice from 1985 to 1989 and from 1996 to 2001.

History

In 1940, a student union named Asom Chattra Sanmilani (Assam Students' Association) divided into the All Assam Student' Federation and the All Assam Students' Congress. A decade later they recombined as the All Assam Student' Association, which was later renamed to All Assam Students Union in January 1967.

AASU and the Assam Movement

AASU is best known for leading the Assam Movement, which culminated in the infamous Nellie massacre of more than 2,000 immigrant Muslims by the indigenous tribal people of Assam in 1983. Except the Nellie massacre the Assam agitation was more or less peaceful.

Perhaps realizing that the movement was getting out of hand, the AASU agreed to a pact with the Rajiv Gandhi government, leading to the termination of its...
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